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We all have an obligation, both to ourselves and to society, to speak out and to act when we see unfairness, injustice and the orchestrated manipulation of true discussion of issues that affect us all.
by Kellie Tranter - 30/10/2014 - 5 comments
To summarise, various 'stakeholders' wanted the ANU to divest from all fossil fuels. Professor Young wanted a more nuanced approach, so he hired a consultant, and came up with something that looks like what Stanford University does (so it must be kosher).
by Don Aitkin - 21/10/2014 - 6 comments
What passes for left-wing today strikes me as antithetical to the rebellious optimistic outlook we had back then.
by Barry York - 13/10/2014 - 130 comments
But the tragic truth is that in addition to counter-terrorism raids and airstrikes lasting days and weeks, we must prepare for a centuries-long ideological struggle with an enemy who is opposed to fundamental human rights.
The first is The Big Issue, a periodical which is sold outside shopping malls by disabled people, who sell the magazine for $6 and retain $3 for themselves.
by Don Aitkin - 26/09/2014 - 4 comments
Democracy guarantees us all the right to participate to the best of our ability. If our ability is making money, then it would be anti-democratic to stop us from contributing that.
by Graham Young - 18/09/2014 - 33 comments
Question Time needs an overhaul if it is to genuinely meet the non-negotiable standards of accountability, integrity, and transparency sorely missing from Australia's current system of government.
by Dino Cesta - 4/09/2014 - 4 comments
The getting and begetting of wisdom - so revered in the past as a practical and spiritual necessity for both individuals and societies - seems to be sadly out of fashion in our present age.
by Scott MacInnes - 4/09/2014 - 11 comments
The only possible conclusion I can come to on compulsory voting at Local Council level is that is wholly inappropriate; all it achieves is to entrench the powers of the major parties.
by Guy Hallowes - 21/08/2014 - 4 comments
There is no current alternative party of the centre, a role once filled by the Australia Party (remember Gordon Barton?) and the Democrats. If one existed I would expect it to do quite well.
by Don Aitkin - 18/08/2014 - 9 comments
Why are we here? Is it just to devour each other?
by Graham Preston - 6/08/2014 - 49 comments
The claim that one compassionate good is achieved (stopping drownings) should not come at the cost other unjustified practices.
by Noel Preston - 21/07/2014 - 38 comments

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